Error free DRL's

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Error free DRL's

Post by Silverfox42 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:23 pm

Hi Folks,

Been searching some old threads for current LED DRL replacements for the standard bulbs, but most links/name manufactures can no longer be found. I replaced my Saloons lights in 2014 but that supplier isn’t around now.

Anyone got a current Error free solution? Is Trups still around?

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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by mikep99 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:33 pm

Recently been through this myself.
Very mixed reviews of error free bulbs especially on Audis.
Ended up getting standard DRL LED's and fitting resistors on a bracket behind the left side headlight.
Seem to work ok - I'll just have to keep an eye on the heat generated by the resistors...

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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by Jon_J » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:03 pm

EM Tuning do them for the B7. Error free


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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by Pistolpete2543 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:03 pm

Jon_J wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:03 pm
EM Tuning do them for the B7. Error free


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Error free for a few months only in my experience, then started flickering & throwing up bulb failure errors. When I pulled them out, there were discoloured with heat. Great looking bulbs when they worked, but not worth my RS4 going up in smoke so I went back to standard DRL bulbs

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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by Jon_J » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:50 am

Pistolpete2543 wrote:
Jon_J wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:03 pm
EM Tuning do them for the B7. Error free


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Error free for a few months only in my experience, then started flickering & throwing up bulb failure errors. When I pulled them out, there were discoloured with heat. Great looking bulbs when they worked, but not worth my RS4 going up in smoke so I went back to standard DRL bulbs
The ones from EM Tuning? I’ve had mine in nearly 4 years? No issues at all.


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- Titanium Pack
- Black Optics
- B16's
- RNSE2 with AMI
- Reverse Camera
- Full Stereo install

S5 8T Cab White
S4 B7 Phantom Black (gone but not forgotten)
A4 B7 Avant 2.7 TDI Brilliant Red
A5 Cab 3.0 TDI Phantom Black

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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by Pistolpete2543 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:25 am

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The ones from EM Tuning? I’ve had mine in nearly 4 years? No issues at all.


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Yep, EM Tuning ones.

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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by Bill'sRS4 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:14 am

I too have had EM Tuning DRL's in for at least 4 years now, and no issues at all, Trups is the man when it comes to modifying any lighting on these cars, as they do seem to be very sensitive when it comes to which type of lights you choose.

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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by Silverfox42 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:50 pm

I sourced some of Trups DRL replacements from another forum member which worked fine at first, but in the last 3 weeks have been getting intermittent errors from both sides, so swapped back to a bright (blue glass) Xenon bulb which actually works really well, only slightly dimmer than LED's and no errors.
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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by jamiej » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:49 pm

I've been running Trups LED for three years now with no issues.

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Re: Error free DRL's

Post by irishmike » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:51 pm

I had a set of Trups DRL and they failed, were all discolored and had heat damage after about 2 years.
I got a replacement set, they worked fine for a few months but started throwing errors again.
No visible heat damage this time, but I keep an eye on them and would advise others to do the same.

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